After taking multiple votes in 2013 to curtail or repeal the
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Democratic leaders encouraged members to oppose the bill, which they said represented the 47th vote by House Republicans to repeal or undermine the president's health law. Instead they said lawmakers should focus on legislation to boost the economy.
The Obama administration also said it opposed the bill, warning it would impose burdensome paperwork requirements on the Health and Human Services Department. But it stopped short of issuing a veto threat, as it previously has issued for most of the House-sponsored legislation about the health law.
The House plans to vote next week on another bill that would require the administration to provide regular and specific updates on the number of Americans who have enrolled in healthcare plans through the Affordable Care Act exchanges.
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